The Trusty Sidekick – Episode 79

 

Fresh off of C2E2 in Chicago, comedians Jay Washington and Bobby Hill are back to load you up with everything going on in the live-action worlds of Marvel and DC, on the Laugh Factory Podcast Network. This week, we get you the latest info on The Avengers, Eternals, Deadpool 2, X-Men: Dark Phoenix, New Mutants, Jessica Jones, Titans, Batgirl, Batman, Black Adam, Aquaman, Legends Of Tomorrow, Flash, Black Lightning, Arrow, Gotham, Krypton, Agents Of Shield, and Legion.

Find it at http://traffic.libsyn.com/trustysidekick/Ep79Final.mp3, via your favorite podcast app, or listen to any of our episodes on the podcast tab here. Please rate and review us!

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“Fresh Off The Boat” star Joins The Cast of Aquaman

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That star being Randall Park. Park who is also in Ant-man and the Wasp was confirmed to be part of the cast by the director himself James Wan on Twitter.

Now in the comics Dr. Shin is a character Who Tom Curry came to, to help Arthur Curry (Aquaman) learn about his abilities. Then afterwards he became obsessed with discovering the city of Atlantis.

Now pickups, as Wan mentioned aren’t necessarily full on reshoots, they are to many times get extra coverage and in this case add a new character. So my fingers are crossed this adds on to make this film a success.

Aquaman is set to hit theaters just in time for Christmas this year on December 21st.

Early AQUAMAN Test Screenings Are Extremely Positive

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The next upcoming film within the DCEU is the Jason Momoa led AQUAMAN has begun its initial test screenings. Now in some instances those can lead to heavy reshoots and restructuring of a film. But in this case the feedback has turned out to be surprisingly positively.

Now according to The Tracking Board editor, Jeff Sneider and The Wrap’s Umberto Gonzalez  it seems as if there has been a lot of good things about the DC Comics adaptation according to  early test screenings. “I heard it was great, man,” Gonzalez claims, he points to this potentially being a much needed turning point for DC, “Someone else told me it was a palette cleanser for them, for DC, what’s happened with the Zack Snyder films. So high hopes for that one and Shazam.”
“I heard that it plays like an Indiana Jones movie and that the action puts Wonder Woman and Justice League to shame. That is what I heard,” Sneider says as he goes into praising James Wan and pointing out that the underwater scenes could be why people seem to love the unique action scenes.

Now truth be told these are only a few and don’t represent everyone. HOWEVER, there are others that have been rather positive as well. But also never let us forget that at he Justice League premiere, AQUAMAN director James Wan tweeted out that he would not be using the same type of method to show speaking underwater in his film and that could be one of the most positive upswings.

Let us know what you think. Are you happy to hear about the early positive test screenings.

The Trusty Sidekick – Predictions And Hype For 2018

Welcome to 2018 and along with it, a total onslaught of new and returning live-action TV shows and movies from Marvel and DC. Stand-up comics, Jay Washington and Bobby Hill are back to give you the lowdown, rumors and expectations for Black Lightning, Cloak & Dagger, Titans, Krypton, New Warriors, Daredevil, Jessica Jones, Legion, Luke Cage, Black Panther, The New Mutants, Avengers: Infinity War, Deadpool 2, Ant-Man & The Wasp, Venom, X-Men: Dark Phoenix and Aquaman, all on the Laugh Factory Podcast Network!

Find it at http://traffic.libsyn.com/trustysidekick/TSPredictions.mp3, via your favorite podcast app, or listen to any of our episodes on the podcast tab here. Please rate and review us!

Walter Hamada Is Your New Sheriff Of The DC Film Universes

Who? That may be the question that rippled across comic book movie fans, as Warner Bros. has named Walter Hamada the new head of it’s DC film universe. Hamada was previously an executive at New Line Cinema where he oversaw the successful It movie and the also prosperous and well-received, Conjuring franchise.

Warner Bros. president and CCO, Toby Emmerich heaped praise on Hamada (who is also good friends with Aquaman helmer, James Wan,) saying, “He’s a terrific production executive,” and that he’s, “a great addition to the Warner Bros. Pictures team, and I look forward to working with him in his new post.” Emmerich made sure to add that Hamada will be working with Geoff Johns, who remains the CCO of the DC franchises.

With only one movie on the horizon for 2018, Hamada has some time to clean up the current mess and put things in order, or to be another in a seemingly endless line of replacements who can’t out-maneuver the WB brass when it comes to finalizing a movie. Let’s just hope he doesn’t turn out anything at the level of 47 Ronin, a film he was a screenwriter and executive producer on, that flopped terrifically. What are your thoughts? Let us know!

There will NOT be Aqua-air bubbles in AQUAMAN

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Well this is what we’re being told by Aquaman director James Wan.

So Justice League has hit the theaters and there are mixed reviews all across the board. Matter of fact you can check out ours HERE.   But one thing that seems to be unanimously discussed is the awkward way in which the Atlanteans speak under water.

If you’re wondering what I’m talking about, (spoiler alert)  After Steppenwolf invades Atlantis to retrieve the mother box that is there, he is fended off by Aquaman, Queen Mera and other members of the Atlantean guard. Then here’s where the weirdness happens. Queen Mera proceeds to make a giant air bubble so that her and Aquaman can have a conversation.

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This of course got fans worried that we would see the same thing in the film that based primarily underwater.  Well director  James Wan took to Twitter to put those worries to esse a bit.

Does this help to ease some fears? And are you still excited for the solo Aquaman film?

The Trusty Sidekick – Episode 69

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It’s an amazing 69th episode from comedians Jay Washington and Bobby Hill, with everything live-action Marvel and DC, on the Laugh Factory Network! This week, along with getting you hyped for our appearance at the Chicago Podcast Festival on October 7th, we cover:

Warner Bros/DC Movie News
CW Crossover Info
Supergirl Casting Info
Justice League Updates
Flashpoint Script/Director News
Gotham Episode 1 & 2 Recap
Inhumans Episode 1 & 2 Recap
Black Panther Plot News
Gambit Production/Story Info
You can find it at http://directory.libsyn.com/episode/index/id/5803591, subscribe via your favorite podcast app, or listen to any of our episodes on the podcast tab, on this site. Please rate and review us!